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Mumbai (Bombay) India

29.08.01

India Guest House

Kamal Mansion Third Floor

1/39 Arthur Bunder Road

Mumbai India

Tel: 283 3769

 

8.30 $

Double

Y

N

C

Expensive for India, but is cheap for Mumbai. Ok place, staff seems nice

Panaji India (Near Goa)

31.08.01

Udipi Boarding and Lodging

Sao Tame Panaji

(Old part of town)

Tel: 228047

3 $

5 person room

Y

N

N

No real Showers, Place is dirty, but pretty cheap.  Cockroaches and lizards are in the room. This was a 5 man room we rented with the Danish two.  

Thal Dali

Hampi India

02.09.01

Shanti Guest House

Across from Manmatha Tank

Tel: 51368

1.66 $

Double

Y

N

C

Nice court yard, Staff seemed nice.  Rooms ok with Fan, no mosquito nets.  Cleaner that the last place

Veg Fried Rice / Cashews Fried Rice

Hyderabad India

04.09.01

Hotel Suhail

4-1-527 Troop Bazar

Hyderabad -500 001 India

Tel:46102991

4.75 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Overpriced place, but bathroom in room, but only squat toilet.  Fairly clean.  Had to bargain price down a little.  

Jalgoan India

06.09.01

Anjali Guest House

150 meters from Train Station

Tel: 227354

3.80 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Ok place near train station. A little expensive. Nice staff.  Have to catch 3:40 am train. Room has TV. 

Udaipur India

08.09.01

Hotel Gangaur Palace

Ashoka Havel 3

Ganguar Ghat, Udaipur 313001

Tel: 0294-422303

 

1.75

Double

Y

N

C

Nice roof top restaurant, shows Octopussy movie almost every night. Great view of the lake and the lake palaces.  Also great location.

Savage Gardens

22, Inside Chandpole

Udaipur-313001 Raj. India

Tel: 98290-44401

Best tasting Thalis we have had in India. Nice friendly service.  A little more expensive, but well worth it! For 3 to four dollars you can eat well.

Mt Abu India

10.08.01

Hotel Saraswati

Across from polo grounds

Tel: 38887

Fax 38337

2.20 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Shower is just a water faucet in the wall. Started with a price of 125 RS, finally paid 100. Place is ok, close to the center of town.

Madras Cafe

At Shared taxi stop

Dohsa Sada (Plain) and Masala which has potato in it.

Jaisalmer India

12.09.01

City View

In front of fort Gate.

2.20 $

Double

Y

Y

C

The place is centrally located and is reasonably priced.  Halfway clean

Ghandeese Shree Restaurant

Great Thalis for 30 Rs.  Best deal we could find, neer private bus station.  Where locals go to eat.

Dharamsala India

14.09.01

B Mehra Hotel

Cantt Road Dharamsala

 

2.20 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Dirty place, though probably cheapest in town.  The price is negotiable. Shower is just a water faucet in wall. Would not recommend

McLeod Ganj India

15.09.01

Green Hotel

Bhagsu Road

Tel: 21000

2.20 $

Double

Y

N

C

Room is ok, nothing special. Were nicer rooms available for 200 RS (4.40 $). Has Internet Cafe'

Dehli India

17.09.01

My Home

901, Gali Chandi Wali, Main Bazar, Pahar Ganj

New Dehli-110055

(Not recommended)

5.40 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Do not come here, staff is totally unhelpful and rude.   Has TV in room + Air Cooler, but not worth it. The management are major you know what.

Agra India

19.09.01

Tourist Guest House

Kachahari  Road

Tel: 363 961

Fax: 0562 366910

Email: trh@sancharnet.in

3.25 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Very clean place with nice helpful staff. Has luggage storage. Nice courtyard.  

Varanasi India

21.09.01

Vishnu Rest House

D 24/17 Pandey Ghat, Varanasi 221001 India

Tel: 0091-542-450206

Fax: 0091-542-450744

2.60 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Clean friendly helpful staff. Nice view of the Ganges River and the Ghats.  Reasonable priced menu though we did not eat there

Pokhara Nepal

23.09.01

Lubbly Jubbly Guest House

Pokhara Lakeside West

Tel: 22881

2.00 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Clean place, Small outdoor garden/Cafe'. Can organize treks and transportation. Manager can get threatening when he does not get his way

Deurali Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal

25.09.01

New View Lodge

Deurali Nepal

 

1.32 $

Double

N

N

C

Nice friendly family.  Dinner was ok, small portions, Basic Lodging on the Mountain.

Dhal Bat

Veg Egg Noodles

Chhomrong Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

26.09.01

Heven View Guest House

Chhomorong

2.00 $

Double

N

N

C

Nice Manager, clean place & Restaurant. Food good and portions big. Has a bakery.

Dhal Bat

Himalaya 

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

27.09.01

Himalaya Guest House

Himalaya

2.11 $

Dorm

N

N

C

Three bed dorm, had to ourselves,  Basic Lodging, Food ok, small portions 

Veg Noodles

Annapurna Base Camp 

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

28.09.01

Annapurna Guest House

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)

2.64 $

Double

N

N

C

Friendly owner, big portions of food, great views of the mountains.

Macroni, Cheese Veg

Sinuwa Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

29.09.01

Sinuwa Lodge and Restaurant

Sinuwa

2.00 $

Double

N

N

C

Had electric Lights, nice view of mountains in the morning

Egg and Mash Potatoes.

Kimche 

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

30.09.01

Kimche Guest House

Kimche

1.32 $

Double

N

N

C

Not the nicest place on the mountain, Dirty bathroom, Shower just hose.  Owner was a little crazy

Dahl Bat

Pokhara Nepal 

01.10.01

Future Way Guest House

Lakeside Pokhara-6 Nepal

061-22276

 

1.98 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Clean place, no fan, staff nice, can arrange bus tickets and more.

Cheese / Egg Sandwiches

Kathmandu Nepal

02.10.01

King's Land Guest House

Thamel Chowk

Thamel Kathmandu Nepal

Tel: 417129

Fax: 977 - 1-4-423011

email:gvtravel@ccst.com.np

 

 

1.98 $

Double

Y

N

H

Clean place, bathrooms just ok.

Bagel and Cream Cheese / Fires / Momos / Dosas / Spaghettis, / Lasagna / Sandwiches

Zhangnu Tibet China

13.10.01

GangJian Hotel

Right after Chinese Customs

Tel: 086 892874 2188

Fax: 086 892874 2413

12 $

Dorm

Y

N

N

3 bed Dorm Room shared with Wes and Masami Dirty bathrooms, rooms ok with TV even in Dorm, only problem is that only in Chinese. Overpriced Restaurant 

Noodle Soup and Vegetable Rice for 30 Yuan for 4 people

Tasted ok, Maren like it more than Kirk

Tingri Tibet China

14.10.01

Everest View Hotel

On main road

5 $

Dorm

N

N

N

Included in the price of tour. Cold room, bathroom is an outhouse , squat in a hole type. 

Dumplings / Noodle Soup

Dumplings were really good.   Noodle Soup Ok at Restaurant across the street. 

Xigatse Tibet China

15.10.01l

Zufeng Friendship Hotel

On road leading to Tashilumpo Monastery coming from Tingri

Tel: 0892 8821929

Fax: 0892 8822984

 

9.50 $

Dorm

Y

N

N

Place has no showers for Dorm Rooms. Plain but ok. With TV

Gyantse Tibet China

16.10.01

Wutse Hotel

Main road in new part of town

Tel: 0086 892 28172909

Fax: 0086 8928172880

9.50 $

Dorm

 

Y

N

H

Included in tour price. Nice rooms with TV.

Rice with different Vegetables, Eggplant, green Peppers, cabbage, and others

Delicious

Lhasa Tibet China

17.10.01

Banak Shol Hotel

Tel:632 3829

 

7.30 $

Double

Y

N

H

Rooms are clean, for room that has bathroom and TV. it is only 4 US$ more. Free Laundry service.

Local Restaurant, Had momos (Dumplings) two nights in a row. / Last night Kirk had a Yak Burger, actually tasted good.

Very good and went back twice, A local restaurant near the market.

Xian China

23.10.01

Shangde Hotel

Tel: 742 6164

Fax: 742 4546

(around the corner from train station)

10 $

Double

Y

N

H

Ok place, clean room, dirty bathroom. Room with TV and 2 beds. 

McDonalds

Ate two meals there in one day.  Just needed it

Beijing China

25.10.01

Far East International Youth Hostel

Add: 113 Tie xie jie Xuan u District Beijing 100050

Tel: 63018811-3118

Fax: 63018233

email: courtyard@elong.com

11 $

Dorm

Y

N

H

Rooms are very clean, e had double to ourselves, very cheap for Beijing. Only draw back are the bathrooms downstairs outside. But otherwise well worth the money

Chinese Food Veg Dumplings and Shredded Pork in Bean Sauce

Very good

Yichang China

31.10.2001

 Yangguang Dajiudian (Sunshine Hotel)

Tel: 644 6075

Fax: 644 6086

1 Yunji Lu

 

12.1 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Nice luxury room with TV. Shower. Free Toothbrush, Soap, Shampoo.  Wanted 130 Yuan for room at first. 100 Yuan  paid

Local Street Food, Interesting

Hong Kong Island Hong Kong China

04.11.2001

Ma Wui Hall International Youth Hostel

Tel: 2817 5715

Top of Mt. Davis

17.3 $

Dorm

Y

N

H

Great Views of city and Harbor, cooking facilities, clean and well run. Long hike up hill to Hostel, or have to pay 10 HK$ get picked up by Hostel.

Maren was Finally able to cook again. Nice relieve! Beans and Noodles!

Hanoi Vietnam 10.11.2001

Hotel My Lan

70 Hang Bo

Hanoi Vietnam

Tel: 84-4 8245510

email: hotelmylan@yahoo.com

5 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Hotel Normally Costs 7 to 10 US $. Nice clean room, w TV, Hot Shower, Towel. Nice friendly Oma runs it!

Vietnamese Food, Pineapple w Duck, Garlic Butter Pork, Beef with pineapple, spring rolls all with rice and salad

Cat Ba Island Vietnam

12.11.2001

Giang Son Hotel

Tel/Fax: 031 888214

Mobile: 0913587472

6 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Including in price of the 2 day tour. TV, Very clean

Seafood, at least that is what Maren ate. She said it was very good, shrimp, fish, tuna, squid

Hoi An Vietnam

14.11.2001

Dong Xanh Hotel

(Green Field Hotel)

1C Cua Dai Hoi An

Tel: 0510-863484

6 $

Triple

Y

Y

H

Clean room with TV. Shared it with another guy. US$ per person.

Nha Trang City Vietnam

16.11.2001

Ha Phuong Hotel

46 Tran Phu St.

Nha Trang City

Tel: 058 829016

Fax 94 58 829015

5 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Clean room. Price incl. Breakfast. Near the sea

Pork with Veg and Veg both with Rice

Dalat Vietnam

17.11.2001

Hoabinh Hotel

(Peace Hotel)

64-67 Truong Cong Dinh St.

Dalat - Lam Dong

Tel: 063 822787

Fax: 063 836153

5 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Room was ok, cheap for Dalat. With TV and Double beds.

Ho Chi Min City (Saigon)

19.11.2001

Anh Quang Room for Rent

217/12 De Tham - Q. 1 - Saigon

Tel: 8369906

5 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Room for Rent in private house, nice and fairly clean.  Good price for Ho Chi Min

Pork and Vermicelli Rice an Beef Ragout and Rice

Phnom Penh Cambodia

22.11.01

Tat Guest House

50 at 125th Street

Phnom Penh

Cambodia

4 $

Double

Y

N

C

Room is ok, a little noisy with the restaurant outside.

At a restaurant around the corner, every dish is 5000 Riel. Taste really good

 

Siem Reap Cambodia

26.11.01

Popular Guest House

Down near the river on the edge of town.

Centrally located

3 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Room is ok. We did not find the staff very nice. Book a motorbike tour of Angkor Temples, but there were problems

Street Food

Rice with either beef, pork or Veg

 

Bangkok Thailand

27.11.01

RS Guest House

Street opposite Gypsy Guest House

Bangkok Thailand

Tel: 02 281 2818

4.2 $

Double

 

Y

N

C

Room was clean, one of the cheaper rooms we could find.  Not much atmosphere though.

Street Food, everything we have eaten on the street tasted great

 

Vientiane Laos

30.11.01

Phantavong Guest House

Vientiane Laos

Tel: 21 4738

3.6 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Basic room, not very clean and not that nice, but cheap and friendly staff

 

 

Vang Vieng Laos 01.12.01

Viengsavanh Guest House

(After crossing the Runway go across the main street and it is on your left hand side)

2.38 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Clean room, with fan.  Nice hot showers. Cheapest we could find in town with own bath

 

 

Luang Prabang Laos 02.12.2001

Chanthy Banchit Guest House

near the Mekong River, 3 streets over from the post office

Tel: 25 25 38

 

2.86 $

Double

Y

N

H

Rooms just ok, bathroom is dirty and not very nice, but cheap

 

 

Luang Nam Tha Laos

04.12.01

  Saikhonglongsack Guest House

Main Street next to the Telecommunications building

2.7 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Rooms really nice, squat Toilette, no hot water. Mosquito Nets.

 

 

Huay Xai Laos

07.12.01

Huay Xai Guest House

Main Street near turn of with to border control

2.33$

Double

Y

Y

C

Rooms ok, nothing special. Cold Showers

 

 

Chiang Mai Thailand

08.12.01

VK Guest House

Off the Alley from Thanon Chang Moi Kao near Thanon Tha Phae

Chian Mai Thailand

2.33$

Double

Y

Y

C

Friendly owners, small room with small toilette. No sink.

 

 

Bangkok Thailand

10.12.01

Apple Guest House

Street opposite Gypsy Guest House

Bangkok Thailand

3.49 $

Double

Y

N

C

Room ok, with out window to outside. With fan. Friendly family run.

 

 

Ko Phangan (Ao Mae Haad) Thalaind 12.02.01

Wang Sigh Resort

Mae Haad Ko Phangan Thailand

3.49 $

Double

Bungalow

Y

N

C

Mosquito nets provided, 1 minute to beach. Nice secluded location. 40 min walk to town.

 

 

Hat Yai Thailand

14.12.01

Tong Nam Hotel

118-120 Thanon Niphat Uthit 3

Hat Yai Thailand

4.2

Double

Y

N

C

Basic and Clean, free bottle of water. Center of town.

 

 

Georgetown (Penang) Malaysia

15.12.01

Coral Guest House

Lebuh King (Street)

 

5.32 $

Double

Y

N

C

Nice Friendly Staff, very helpful and nice.  Clean Room.

 

 

Melaka Malaysia 17.12.01

Eastern Heritage Guest House

8 Jalan Bukit China

Tel: 2833026

 

5.85$

Double

Y

N

C

Helpful friendly owners, very clean. Includes Breakfast.  Close to everything.

 

 

Singapore

1812.01

Willy's Homestay (Cosy Corner)

494 North Bridge Road -2nd Floor

Singapore 188736

Tel: 65 337 0916

13.9 $

Double

Y

N

C

Clean Room with AC and Fan. Includes Breakfast.  Nice Staff.

 

 

Bali-Kuta Indonesia

23.12.01

Losmen Rempen

Poppies Lane 1

Kuta Bali

Tel: 0361 753150

4 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Manager ok, but room had cockroaches, real big. Cheap for this time of year. Near center of town and beach

 

 

Toya Bungkah (Bali) Indonesia

25.12.01

Arlina's Bungalows

Main Road into town

Tel: 51249

3 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Including Breakfast. Room ok, Bathroom could use some work.  Good view of the Volcano!

 

 

 

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